Firewall & Antivirus Software
Firewall and antivirus are mechanized to provide security to our system. Although the vulnerability is
different in both cases. The main difference between Firewall and Antivirus is that a Firewall ac
Firewall and antivirus are the mechanisms to provide security to our systems. Although the
vulnerabilities are different in both cases. The main difference between Firewall and Antivirus is that a
Firewall acts as a barrier to incoming traffic to the system.
On the contrary, the antivirus protects against internal attacks such as malicious files, etc.
Firewall and Antivirus functions in different approaches like Firewall emphasize on inspecting the data
flowing from the Internet to the computer. In contrast, an antivirus emphasizes the inspection steps for
malicious programs, such as detection, identification, and removal.
Basis for comparison
Both hardware and software
Operations carried out
Monitoring and filtering
(specifically IP filtering)
Scanning of infected files and software.
Internal and external threats.
The inspection of the attack
is based on
Malicious software residing on a computer
Routing attacks and IP
Unable to perform counterattacks once
malware has been removed
Definition of firewall
A firewall can be considered as a standard approach that protects local computing assets from external
threats. A firewall is designed to filter out IP packets that come from the network to the computer. It is
also an effective way to protect the local system as well as against the network, and you can
simultaneously access the Internet or a wide area network.
Characteristics of a firewall
First of all, it ensures that all traffic coming from the outside to the inside or vice versa is transferred
Only authorized traffic transfer is allowed through the firewall (as described